June 22, 2010 Selected Properties from the Roslindale Village Commercial Casebook
Last week, we told you a bit about the history of Roslindale Village and introduced Historic Boston?s Commercial Casebook. This week we?re presenting a summary of Roslindale Village?s most historic buildings that, if rehabilitated or rethought, could strengthen the economic viability of the commercial district.
Through conversations with neighborhood stakeholders, tours of the district, and a lot of research into the history of Roslindale?s built environment, Historic Boston identified the following properties to list in our Commercial Casebook, along with some information about the buildings? significance.
Delfino Building: This narrow, two-story commercial building is one of the oldest buildings in the district and also one of the most architecturally detailed. The building features a bold bracketed cornice and prominent brick corner quoins. The second floor rounded bay window dominates the fa?ade. The storefront still retains early decorative elements. The first floor has been used as a bank, a store, and a restaurant. The second floor has alternated between office space and a residential lodging use several times over the years.
The remaining three properties will be posted later this week! Check back for more on Roslindale Village then. We are always looking for more information and more images of Boston?s neighborhood commercial districts. If we?ve missed something, please let us know by leaving a comment or by getting in touch with Shelby Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-227-4679)